Immersive Experiences

Community, Caring, & Belonging

BJ leads a number of trips for community members, all over the world and all year round.

Journeys to Israel are part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining our relationships with the land and the Israeli people.

Retreats and trips are also an important part of Family Life and Learning. In the fall there is a Reach for Shabbat weekend retreat for Kadima@BJ students in third through fifth grade and their families. In the spring there is a child-only weekend retreat for all of BJ’s sixth-graders, regardless of where they receive their Jewish education, to bring them closer to becoming b’nai mitzvah and to build community, as well as a teen retreat for eighth through 12th graders.

Each winter two-week-long service-learning trips for teens, one domestic and one international, are led by a BJ rabbi and educators.  These trips are incredible, life-changing opportunities to spend time working, learning, and building community together in an immersive environment outside of New York.